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this time it is a fire at a garment factory that kills eight. and the iraq war as you have seen its. apparently scenes of conflict. -- harrowing scenes of conflicts. welcome to our viewers on public television in america and also around the globe. ariel castro has appeared in court and is being held on $8 million bail in the kidnapping and abduction of three women in cleveland. the prosecutor said that mr. castro used the women in what ever self gratifying way he's off it. the were freed on monday after one of them managed to escape and get help. laura trevelyan is there for us and the prosecutors make it clear that they want the weeks about what ever happened in that ouse to stop?
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>> that's right. they do. so, too, does the mayor of cleveland. when ariel castro appeared in court behind me this morning, he was downcast, subdued. the prosecutor has made it clear he could seek additional charges, as well as the charge of kidnapping and rape. a charge ofseek aggravated murder. that charge from terminating pregnancies. there was one woman each time,gnant, but she was battered by castro until she miscarried. ariel castro, head down in his jacket, injuring court this morning. making no eye contact at all, facing multiple counts of kidnapping and rape. his brothers were there, too,
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but they are only being charged with minor unrelated offenses. the police no longer believe they were involved. the prosecutor delivered a brief chilling summary of 10 years of horror. >> they were bound and restraint and sexually assaulted. entered and bail was set at more than 5 million pounds. castro has been was on suicide watch and will be held in isolation until his trial. this paints an appalling picture of life inside our ariel castro's house. he would have a cake to mark the anniversary of each girl's abduction, the girls being held in the basement for years, multiple rapes, violent assaults, and multiple miscarriages. ofre are over 200 pieces
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evidence, following in the footsteps of the officers who dramatic -- who dramatically rescued these three young women. >> we have a female victim. knight have michelle in the house. >> one of the victims, gina dejesus, returned home yesterday. ,> i really want to see you gina. i want you to meet my kids. i'm so sorry for everything. errands say they never doubted they would see her again. -- terrence say they never doubted they would see her again. her mother was asked what they said to each other. >> we did not say nothing. we just grabbed each other and
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held on. there were no words. just hugging and kissing and crying. >> the story of what happens is almost unbearable. the women in there for so long are free. for the man accused of holding and abusing them, prosecutors say they may seek the death penalty. paul adams, bbc news, cleveland. >> laura, we have had members of the family coming out. the police are kind of saying, we do not want too many interviews with the family members. it is a difficult alice, isn't it or the authorities -- it is a difficult balance, isn't it, for the authorities? , and there is intense media interest in this case. the prosecutors do want to carry out in-depth interviews with the victims, and they say it will take time for the victims to be ready to tell their story in detail. in the meantime, it is a veritable media feeding frenzy
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here. you cannot move without tripping over camera crews. it is a very intense media market. all this nations are competing to get the interview with the relatives, to provide the insights. still the fundamental question is how was it that these women were in cleveland? and yet, somehow for ten-year us, they were undetected? this is what everyone is trying to get to grips with. that, of course, and why would ariel castro allegedly commit these crimes? >> a lot of questions surrounding police in this case. laura trevelyan, thank you very much. the police commissioner in boston has told congress the fbi did not initially share the warnings from the russia 2011 aboutrvice run one of the suspects in the marathon bombing. he acknowledged that they may
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have uncovered the plot based on those mornings. the head of the militant hezbollah movement says syria has provided them with game changing weapons. youth unemployment and greece in at 64% in february, and overall the jobless rate rose to 27%. greek economy is in its next year of recession. the government cutback in spending is attributed to the slump. they have received billions of dollars of bailout funds from the eu and the imf. on the final day of campaigning in pakistan, there were dramatic scenes where a gunman abducted the son of a prominent political family. his father is a former prime minister, and was taken at a
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political rally. it is just the latest incident of violence and intimidation in the run-up to sunday's national election. i spoke to the former director of pakistan and afghan policy at the white house. why has this election campaign been so violent? >> this has been the bloodiest campaign in pakistan's election history and pakistan has seen share of violence. that says something. it started when the taliban and made a statement saying they would physically target the members of the tuples coalition. that is what they have been doing for several weeks now. deliver late targeting coalition members, all secular politicians. they did target a few members from religious parties, which caused confusion about their agenda, but for the most part, a have been targeting secular parties. >> is there a chance the violence will act fire against
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the taliban? we know the pakistani people are tired of being targeted. what is the public reaction? >> the public is obviously very concerned about the security. there is less than two days before the election. folks are worried that something big and bad is going to happen in the next couple of days. but they have been sold on the pakistani taliban being bad for a long time now. last year, they shot a young girl. i think that turned the tide against the caliban and provided fromilitants some support the public to go against some of these militants in the tribal areas. they have been doing that. >> could they be doing a better job of protecting this political process? it is less than 48 hours before the election and people are still being targeted. could they be doing a better
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job to clamp down on security at this time? >> i think the security environment has been challenging for a long time. i think the military has severe capacity issues dealing with the militants. the reason why this issue has become so widespread is the taliban is no longer confined in the tribal areas. a life withen terrorist groups. that is why the kidnapping of a former prime minister son is able to happen in broad daylight. these groups have formed alliances with each other. >> you were working at the white house until very recently. how seriously are they taking the deterioration of security and pakistan? -- in pakistan? >> that is the number one concern of the united states. the united states needs pakistan's cooperation or the
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drawdown in afghanistan. there is less than a one and a half years left before the war is over and that will not happen without the cooperation of pakistan. >> we will be watching the election carefully. thank you for joining us. two weeks after a building collapse in bangladesh killed almost 1000 people, another accident in a garment factory there. a fire swept through a sweater factory and eight people are now dead. it seems most of the people are dead because they tried to escape through the wrong exit. richard galpin reports. lookout late wednesday night. the managing director and his personal staff had been a holding a meeting. >> the fire originated from an electrical short circuit. a good number of staff for on the third floor. 2000 pieces of clothing were there.
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included thes managing director, overwhelmed by toxic smoke. another tragedy for those working in the garment district. not far away, bulldozers clout through the rubble in search for bodies. -- plowed through the rubble in search for bodies. the building collapsed last month. more than 900 workers killed here, the the world's worst industrial accident for decades. this latest deadly fire, garments workers have again been gathering in the safety anddering if factories will ever be made a real priority. the government says 18 factories have been closed down recently, but there are more than 4000 across this country, and many are feared to be potential death traps. richard galpin, bbc news. >> too many accidents and unsafe
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buildings and pakistan. for more on the role of companies and consumers in bangladesh, i spoke with the ceo of worldwide responsible accreditation. is it possible to satisfy the demands of the retailers to have cheap products coming out of these countries, and ensure security and safety for the people who work in the spec areas? -- who work in these factories? everyone istion wondering. with the death toll rising, it is heavier and heavier in our hearts. the answer is, yes. it is possible. inevitably in today's capitalist approach, price will always be a consideration. the pressure to produce cheap goods will always be there. that does not mean those goods have to be produced in factories were the conditions are so horrendous as to put workers lives at risk. >> but
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lives atorkers' risk. >> but isn't it up to be retailer to ensure that conditions are good? >> there is certainly a role for retailers to play in this and that is to ensure that vendors they partner with are ones verified as having safe working conditions. >> are we doing enough to do that, do you think? quick certainly some retailers are doing better jobs than others. -- >> certainly some retailers are doing better jobs than others. tragedies like this are a wake- up call for the entire community to do better. theo you think this makes retailers nervous? are they watching this and thinking, we have to do something? >> again, some of the ones who have been doing the right thing for a while now have the than aware of this issue for a while.
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clearly, it if they have not been nervous, they clearly should be. the thing to do is to make sure the partners they pick our factories that have appropriate practices in place. >> isn't one of the problems that you are reliant on inspectors and bangladesh to say yes, i approve of this factory or that factory. but those inspectors are badly paid, open to corruption from the factory owners. they may not be giving you a true report? >> that certainly may be the case for some government inspectors. in any third world nation, that will be a problem. that is where organizations can come in to fill that void, by providing a private certification mechanism that is not, shall we say, hampered by those issues of really paid government inspectors? >> how many factories in bank
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with -- meet your safety standards -- tommy factories in bangladesh meet your safety standards? >> about 200. there's is a lot more work to be done. >> think you very much for being here with me. still to come -- >> in an effort to wipe out the weapons and supplies. >> world war ii veterans come together to remember a harrowing journey. in china are fast losing faith in their food industry. just last week, more than 900 people were arrested for selling that they said was lamb, but was actually wrapped -- actually rat. add this to previous candles and you have the recipe for an uneasy public. this to previous
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scandals and you have the recipe for an uneasy public. >> there is no shortage of choice when it comes to produce. but in a country wrought by food scandals, people here are extremely picky about what they buy. >> pesticides and vegetables, chemicals and pork, dead pigs loading in the river. nobody seems to be in charge. >> memories of europe's horse meat scandal may be fading, in china barely a day goes by without a reminder of the country's terrible food safety record. the latest scandal is shocking consumers buying lamb who were in fact being sold rat meat. in the latest prosecution, police arrested 1000 people and seized 20,000 tons of meat. regime has been unable to clean up the country food supply chain. corners are often cut with no regard to public safety.
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at this restaurant, they present the cooking oil. it is to prove it has not been dredged up from the gutter. that was yet another scandal that turned people stomachs. >> the manager says unless the restaurant reassures the customers, they simply walked out the door. as china becomes richer, people are eating far more than ever before. but they are facing growing public anger about what has been dredged up. bbc news, beijing. >> yesterday, we brought you harrowing tales from the battle of the atlantic. today, we have stories from the very toughest whose job it was to ship supplies between britain and russia in the second world war, constantly under attack from german forces and
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working in freezing conditions. the arctic convoys cost thousands of men in their lives. today, the survivors were recognized with a ceremony in the scottish highlands. .e have this report >> amid the beauty of the highlands landscape, shipmates made their way up the stony track, determined to meet the spot that means so much to them. on the cliff top, above the wartime anchorage, friends greeted one another and new friends swapped stories that seemed a lifetime ago. what was it like to get back together? >> fantastic. i did not believe i was not the only survivor. we were pleased to meet up again. i have got a lot of stories to tell them. >> one of the guys that was lost -- it was terrible. as churchill said, it was the
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worst voyage in the world, wasn't it? can still picture the dangers which wanted them on a voyage around the top of the world. >> we had that great storm where we saw these waves the height of high-rise flats. coming over the falklands. >> storms and enemies. --in an attempt to wipe out >> eager to target the 1400 vessels that set off for archangel. , only 11 of 35 ships reached port. stone,the memorial veterans, families, and villagers doubt their heads in
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memory of the more than 3000 merchant navy crewmen who never returned. today more survivors accepted the long-awaited art metal, surrounded -- arctic metal, surrounded by the applause of the community that has always regarded them as heroes. tomorrow as the poppies live right in the sunshine, these men will leave once more, a fellowship founded by the waters. bbc news. >> the bravest men. from world war ii to a more recent conflict. despite all the media attention, some journalist to cover the war in iraq to leave there are some things the public was never able to see. there is a new book "fertile journalist's onboard -- -- " photojournalists on war."
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good, honest a look at the iraq war. i came home with the feeling that what i was experiencing, my fellow photojournalist were experiencing, the american people had not seen it. i did not think there was a good look at the iraq war, especially with a focus on the iraqis. the world media in vietnam had total access. they could go wherever they wanted. iraq was and pleased the opposite. we were restrict it from everything. everything was off limits. it became almost impossible to show the true cost of the war. time, but a lot of the time the only option was to embed with the u.s. military. people complained. they said, how do could you do independent journalism if you were embedded? we did the best we could.
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some commanders were very sympathetic and said, i want the american people back home to see what's is going on. other commanders were the opposite. they would be like, i want no pictures of wounded soldiers. no blood. sometimes, you would have soldiers who just lost their brothers, their comrades. they were furious, saddened. soldiers turned their gun on me and say, if you take this picture, i am going to shoot you. if you are going to pay for this war and send your sons and daughters to fight in this war, i think you have to be confronted with it. i think you have to see what it looks like. it's not enough to read that five soldiers were killed yesterday. it's just a number. it does not mean anything. if you see these photos, i think it changes the equation. it allows people to understand what it is they have signed on for. i think it is a war that did not go well and people want to forget about it as likely as
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possible. but soldiers and photojournalists, they will never forget. it was the most traumatic thing that ever happened to me. a terribly traumatic war. and people are ready to look at the book, it will be there. historians will look at this book. i think and 100 years when people want to know what happened in iraq, this book will be one of the sources for that. >> speaking to us about his new book on the iraq war. one man who has the veterans of the iraq and afghan were very much in mind is written's prince harry. during his seven date tour, he will visit arlington cemetery sportingll attend the championship for injured
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service men and women. today prince harry went to capitol hill in washington to stage a graphic exhibition for -landmine charity. that brings today's story to a close. you can get all the news on our website. i'm katty kay. thank you so much for watching. join me here again tomorrow. >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the freeman foundation of new york, stowe, vermont, and honolulu, newman's own foundation, giving all profits to charity and pursuing the common good for over 30 years, and union bank, and fidelity investments. >> your personal economy is made up of the things that matter most, including your career. as those things change, fidelity can help. adjust your retirement plan, rethink how you are invested, and refocus as your career moves
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